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Couldn’t Let It Pass

by Courtney on December 12, 2012

Can you even believe that I wrote up all of this morning’s post without even acknowledging the fact that today is 12/12/12?!? I mean, I’m sure you’ve already heard it about 12,120 times today (bahaha) but you guys know how I am with numbers so I couldn’t let it pass by without giving it a shout out.


So today has been a pretty busy one; I was out the door fairly early for a dentist appointment (no cavities, woop!), which was followed up with a couple errands, and then some work back here at home.

Before leaving the house this morning, I put together a little breakfast of champions


Quaker Oatmeal Squares, Kellogg’s Smart Start (actually from the container I had leftover from when I visited Reebok last month – random, right?), banana slices, chia seeds (<—FYI: if you use my coupon code SAZ564 at, you can get the whole bag for less than $5!), and unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

Fast-forward a few hours (and an unphotographed mid-morning banana) later, and it was lunch time.


I was feeling totally indecisive but then I happened to spot the last piece of leftover chicken in the fridge and decided to use it up.

So I made a chicken, provolone, and spinach sandwich on whole wheat bread…


…and it totally knocked my socks off.

Shortly after lunch I also managed to get in some extra reps for my Closeout Workout Challenge (100 of them, to be exact!) and even tried out my new Reebok top.

(No, I didn’t work out in the jeans, juuuuust in case you were wondering.)

Hey, how’d Reebok know my favorite color is purple? I’m really loooooving the top! I wasn’t totally sure about it upon taking it out of the box (it just looked sort of plain) but I really like it on. Super comfy, nice stretchy fabric, and well, it’s purple. Winking smile

It’s not up on the Reebok site yet, but I believe it will be later this month, so be on the lookout!

How’s everyone’s Wednesday going so far?? Doing anything fun today?

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1 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries December 12, 2012 at 2:25 pm

What kind/flavor of Quaker Oatmeal Squares do you like best (i.e. brown sugar, cinnamon, etc)? I see them all over but haven’t tried them yet… And then whenever I think about trying them, I can’t decide which kind I want so I just give up and move on.
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2 Courtney December 12, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I used to only get the blue box (brown sugar, I think?) but am now eating the honey nut and they are just as good! Love ‘em both :)


3 lisa fine December 12, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Hehe. I already forgot to make a wish at 12:12. Ah, well.

I’m doing alright. I was really excited to make a chocolate beet cake, but ended up burning the pan (and the beets) that the beets were steaming in. Oh well. Going to make a savory bread pudding with spinach and cheese instead.
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4 Kaylie @happy Kaylie place December 12, 2012 at 2:32 pm

I love fun things like 12/12/12!!! I am really sad that this is the last fun day like this probably in our lifetime… Unless we live until we are 200. ;)
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5 Danielle December 12, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I’ve never tried chia seeds but I’ve seen them all over health/fitness blogs. What all do you put them on besides cereal and breakfast items?
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6 Courtney December 12, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Mostly just breakfast items for me, although I have sprinkled them in salads before. I know many other people like to use them to make chia pudding and other jellies, but I’ve never attempted that…yet. ;)


7 Rochelle December 13, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Sorry to butt in, but what are the benefits that you’ve seen from chia seeds? I heard that they are poison when broken open, similar to apple seeds, containing aresnic. I used to toss them into my smoothies, but then when I heard that, I stopped. Have you heard anything more definite?


8 Courtney December 13, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I’ve honestly never heard anything like that about chia seeds. I just tend to use them for their nutritional benefits (omega-3’s, etc.)


9 Rochelle December 13, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Okay, thanks! After posting my question, I started googling it and can’t seem to find anything like that anymore. Hmmm. I guess it’s time to incorporate those back into my smoothies, eh? ;-) If I’m able to find it again, though, I will be sure to share the info with ya.

10 Fizz December 12, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Happy Wednesday to you! Hooray for no cavities. I am always so relieved to come out of the dentist without having to have scheduled another appointment right away! Yay for you!
My Wednesday is so far so good. I signed up for my first ever half marathon today! Eeeek!
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11 Courtney December 12, 2012 at 2:58 pm



12 Angela @ Health's Angel December 12, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Your breakfast makes me want to run out and buy a box of Quaker Oatmeal Squares…immediately. Though I’d probably finish them off in a day! I can’t be trusted around cereal… :)
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13 Brooke @ Running In Heels December 12, 2012 at 3:05 pm

That shirt is so cute! Love reeboks graphic tees!


14 Sarah December 12, 2012 at 3:06 pm

12/12/12 blew up my facebook notifications this morning. Love the shirt :)
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15 Sami December 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm

such a cute fitness t! :)

ps, i nominated you for the liebster award!
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16 Lisa December 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I was pretty excited when I found out it was 12/12/12. Such a special day, especially since there won’t be another one!! I’m number obsessed too. That’s a cute shirt, I like the purple color!
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17 Trudy December 12, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Ah! I knew you’d mention 12/12/12! I’m even doing a giveaway for it :D

Yay for no cavities!
And love the purple shirt ;)
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18 Natalie @ Free Range Human December 12, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Love the shirt!

Every year the high school I work at takes the kids to see a movie in town so I got to do that today! It was actually really fun :)
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19 Renee December 12, 2012 at 3:46 pm

I like that shirt!


20 Molly @ Just Your Average Athlete December 12, 2012 at 4:03 pm

WOW. I must live under a rock – this week has been crazy so far, so I don’t’ have a real concept of time and totally spaced out about 12/12/12!
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21 Michelle@Peachy Palate December 12, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Loving purple at the moment too! Cute top, good call on the sambo; you can have a big ole spoonful of something sweet and sugary now that you got a glowing report from the dentist! :)
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22 Kerry @ Totes My Oats December 12, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Love the shirt!


23 Brittany Peters December 12, 2012 at 5:34 pm

lol my math class planned to shout when it turned 12:12. When we did, we heard the rest of the school doing the same. It was really cool!
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24 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More December 12, 2012 at 5:45 pm

I LOVE and maybe NEED that tshirt! ;)


25 Kristen @ notsodomesticated December 12, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Nothing fun today … but I’m just counting down the days until Christmas break! ;) Only 5 more work days until I have a glorious 2 weeks off!
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26 Annette@FitnessPerks December 12, 2012 at 6:35 pm

I made a wish at 11:11 today 12/12/12 <–I thought it was pretty awesome :)

Day has been pretty good-nothing too major crazy. Which is probably a good thing b/c the last 2 weeks were nutso.
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27 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake December 12, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Yay, purple is my favorite color too!
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28 Luvena Cervantes December 12, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Purple is my FAV too!!! WOndering which Chia seed on iherb is the one to use coupon code for? Thank you for that coupon BTW!! LOVE Chia seed!


29 Lauren December 12, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Your cereal bowls are reminding me that I haven’t had a good bowl of cereal in weeks! I’ve been so into oats that I almost forgot how much I love a bowl of mixed cereals. What is wrong with me? :)
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30 Angela @ Beauty in Strength December 12, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Love the new Reebok top!


31 Katy December 12, 2012 at 10:35 pm

I caved and dove into my Christmas cookies. :-x
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32 Lyric December 13, 2012 at 1:19 am

What type of bread do you use? I have been looking for a good whole wheat.
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33 Courtney December 13, 2012 at 8:37 am

I’m not loyal to any particular brand…I have a few that I go back and forth with, and usually go with whatever is on sale. :)
I think this particular loaf is somewhat of a local brand, Freihofer’s.


34 Khushboo December 13, 2012 at 4:22 am

I’m such a numbers person too- got a kick out of 12:12 PM on 12/12/12! My Wednesday involved mulled wine….first time trying it and I loved it- it’s like wine tastes like chai!
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35 Stefanie @ Thin Vegetarian December 13, 2012 at 4:08 pm

The day kind of flew by for me (studying for finals) so I didn’t even realize I was 12/12/12!
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36 Bek @ Crave December 13, 2012 at 10:39 pm

I swear facebook went crazy with those 12/12/12 statuses!
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